Did You File for Homestead??
The 2016 tax bills will be mailed in the month of September. As you review the tax bill, check the column with your exemptions. If there are no exemptions, or if you are 62 years of age or older, you may want to contact the Tax Assessor’s office to find out about homestead exemptions. The deadline to qualify for a 2016 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION has passed, HOWEVER, applications for 2017 may be filed any time between now and April 1, 2017.
Requirements are: You must own and live on the property. Please bring a copy of your electric bill or any utility bill to show proof of residence. If you are 62 and older, additional exemptions may be available; bring in your income tax return to see if you meet the requirements for additional exemptions.
Contact the Tax Assessor’s office with any questions 912.754.2125 or come to the office in the Effingham Historic Courthouse, 901 N Pine Street, Springfield, Georgia.